Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences

Programs

For individuals wanting to become physical therapists
For individuals wanting to become physical therapists
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  • If you are a current NUDPT undergraduate student
    Currently enrolled undergraduate DPT students.
  • If you are a prospective undergraduate student
    Please see the NU Admissions website for exciting opportunities for you to receive a Bachelor’s degree in preparation for Graduate NUDPT degree.
    The information on this page is for students who are currently enrolled in the DPT program as of Fall 2018.
    For those students currently enrolled in the DPT program as an undergraduate as of Fall 2018. As an Entry-level NU DPT student you will have 2 six-month cooperative education experiences that allow you an opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings. During the last two years of this six-year program, you will complete 36 weeks of full-time Clinical Education at three different clinical sites. These will include inpatient, outpatient and specialty environments.
  • Post Baccalaureate Physical Therapy (DPT)
    For applicants who hold a baccalaureate or master’s degree in a field other than Physical Therapy.
  • Certificate in Early Intervention
Programs open to individuals of any background
Programs open to individuals of any background
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Our programs build on the university’s core values of interdisciplinary education, urban engagement, international knowledge and cutting edge research. Our exceptional faculty are dedicated to promoting excellence in practice, education, scholarship and community service. Faculty are engaged in active clinical research and practice. A hallmark of our program is the integration of experiential learning and didactic education whether through use of standardized patients, communication and interaction with community consultants, participation in service learning projects, or engagement in research with our faculty.

The Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences graduates are innovative, global leaders who excel in clinical practice, research, worker wellness, ergonomics and community service.  Our Master in Occupational Ergonomics and Health program, open to individuals with various backgrounds, is a unique program combining health promotion and disease prevention. We also offer Certificates of Advanced Study for licensed practicing physical therapists and a Sports Residency program for PTs. Our degree programs incorporate cooperative experiential learning, a hallmark of Northeastern University.

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Kristin Curry Greenwood PT, DPT, EdD, MS
Interim Department Chair & Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences
301 Robinson Hall, Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617.373.3908
physicaltherapy@northeastern.edu

PT Centennial

Centennial Celebration

On November 7, 2015, we celebrated our 100th Centennial at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston, MA. Please visit our Centennial page to view photos from the event.

Mission Statement

The Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences’ mission is to impact the health and wellbeing of the global community by developing leaders in physical therapy, movement, and rehabilitation sciences through interprofessional experiential education, translational research and excellence in clinical practice.